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I don't think that wallpaper in #4 is removable. It's by Cole & Son...

Real Room Inspiration: Decals, Removable Wallpaper, Washi Tape & Contact Paper Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/28/14 01:28 PM

Understated but still dramatic. Way to go!

Anne's "A Shot of Red" Room
10/12/10 09:18 PM

I love the vintage truck planters! great idea...

14feet | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/1/09 03:22 PM

anthropology? very cool - word of caution on their hardware though. We picked up a bunch of door handles two years ago in new york and some of the brass detailing has fallen off 2 out of 5 of them. So be very chosey when selecting the hardware!

I have fallen off the cure bandwagon in a big way... BUT this weekend we are turning our den into a dining room. so that's something! :-)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
4/26/09 11:15 AM

they have an online store and a really interesting selection in their showroom including lots of cool vintage ceramics, clothing etc...

I bought a great chair from them - very reasonably priced. My only complaint is there showroom is a little out of the way.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
4/3/09 01:46 PM

my vote is for woodland olive/moss. that vote is of course to be taken with a huge grain of salt - never having seen pics of you space or anything. :-)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
3/24/09 04:09 PM

Prairie girl,
yes - I hear you. I'm actually switching up the order that I work on the rooms so that I do the 2nd bedroom office first. That way I have space to organize, work on various projects and stash my 'outbox'. coincidentally the easiest and fastest project by far would be the pin cushion that I'm making for that room. I'll send pics!

bobbin, our bathroom is very small and only has a glass enclosed shower - no shower curtain. I thought about trying to make some more art for the walls, but am actually quite happy with what we already have up. I may do some kind of hooks for hanging necklaces... not sure yet!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
3/24/09 12:03 AM

I'm not sure if I'm crazy for adding this on as a task for this spring cure, but I'm really going to try to make one thing for each room that I'm working on.

for the kitchen: A chef's apron
for the living room: an ottoman (google: amy butler gumdrop pillow patterns to find what i'm making. it's the first link that comes up)
for the bedroom: a new duvet cover, a project I've started but neglected for far too long)
for the entry way: a subversive cross stitch
for the office: a pin cushion. a small thing I know but symbolic as this room is going to be fixed up in to a studio work room for me and it's where I'll be making all of the other things!

I haven't figured out what to make for the bathroom yet... any suggestions?

anyone else out there making things for their homes?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
3/22/09 11:48 AM

I'm in for the full deep treatment! Can't wait to see what others are up to...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Spring Cure 2009: Discussion Board I Toronto, ON
3/17/09 06:54 PM

wow... Reading your post was like reading a description of my life for the past two years. I was recently presented with an amazing opportunity to rent an office space alongside a bunch of like minded people. So... for the past two weeks I have been working out of the house and I love it! I feel more productive already, although I'm still trying to get used to being dressed and out the door before 11:00.

Two of my favorite things about working from home were:
#12 doing early morning conference calls in my pyjamas
#13 watching reruns of desperate housewives at lunch

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 10 Great Things About Working From Home Now That I Don't Anymore
3/4/09 11:18 PM

Love the pottery collection! I think it's very pretty the way you have it arranged. It's hard to tell from the photos but if you feel like the top shelf is too cluttered because it's near to the ceiling - perhaps try to use smaller pieces up there so they have a lower profile.

The two pictures are very symmetrical - perhaps to much so? two smaller pieces on one side might do the trick.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Help Me Arrange This Wall...
2/6/09 05:57 PM

Perfect a good whole wheat bread recipe for my stand mixer - and then make it often. (I'll be checking out that Bittman bread recipe!) My husbands resolution is to perfect his home made sausage making technique. Shop more at Kensignton Market. Go shopping more often but buy less food each time (we have a problem with "stocking up" and having fresh things go bad before we have a chance to eat them!)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cooking Resolutions for the New Year! What Are Yours?
1/6/09 11:59 AM

Not asking permission is being a bit presumptuous. I'm a landlord (granted - not an absentee one) and I would be furious if one of my tenants re-tiled my bathroom. And yes, even though it's *their* home I do consider it to be *my* house.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Working on a Rental Without Permission
12/4/08 07:40 PM

The only time your house goes from a private space to a public space is when you are trying to sell it. If it's your private space you can do whatever you want with it!

But, I can understand that if you share a space with a roommate you might want to consider them in your placement and choice of family photos. After all, that hilarious picture of your uncle Ed wearing the crazy party hat at your last family reunion probably doesn't mean as much to your roommate as it does to you.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Family Pictures: Private Moments on Display
10/27/08 09:17 AM

We had a great ikea sofa that we used for many years and we did buy a Bemz slip cover for it. The quality was good and it looked great. You can order samples from them which is nice and probably recommended since the slip covers aren't cheap. Be very careful when you wash the slip covers because any amount of shrinking will make it very hard to get back on the couch.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Ikea Sofas You've Loved or Hated? Bemz?
9/19/08 11:35 AM

i think it does depend on context... we painted many of the walls in our house shades of off white to deep creams and they look great contrasted with the pure white baseboards. But then we painted the bathroom the same off white colour and because the tiles in there had a grey undertone it looked awful! truly bad... we ended up repainting it grey and now it looks so much better.

people are saying they hate beige - but if you have a lot of colourful art (which we do) and something crisp white to contrast it (like nice big baseboards) it can make a great grounding element in the room.

Apartment Therapy New York | ColorTherapy: The Worst Colors For Interiors
9/9/08 08:44 AM

i do this and I tell myself that it works, but who knows!

I bought an arm&hammer fridge fresh disk recently and we decided to try it in my husbands gym bag. It's a disc with kind of a breathable paper exterior so there's no loose baking soda. We are convinced that it did absorb quite a bit of the smelly gym bag odors.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Fighting Odors: Do You Keep Baking Soda in Your Refrigerator?
8/16/08 11:29 AM

cool idea!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Turn a Deep Baseboard into Storage
8/8/08 02:02 PM

We made a huge batch of roasted tomato stock this weekend. Just a simple mirepoix and the oven roasted tomatos put through a food mill. Delicious for soups - the first of which was a tomato basil soup with a bit of orange and finished off with some vanilla goat cheese! so yummy...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Are You Planning with Your Summer Tomatoes?
8/5/08 10:15 AM

I usually end up making my own buttermilk rather than running out and buying a carton for just one recipe. And it tastes just the same as buying it!

1 cup of milk, minus one tablespoon, plus one tablespoon of lemon juice.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Food Science: What is Buttermilk?
8/5/08 10:07 AM